Category Archives: Idina Menzel

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Cold Weather Choruses”!

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This time of year is a weird time for weather. It’s technically still winter, and yet, people are looking ahead to spring. And if you’re in the Chicagoland area, it’s downright confusing. One day brings torrential rain, the next brings howling wind, and the next brings torrential snow.

The clingy cold weather may be irritating for some, but remember: warm weather is just around the corner! Until then, let’s do what we can to enjoy what’s left of winter with an avalanche of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Comeback Choruses”!

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It’s true! After a sudden and longer-than-anticipated hiatus, “I’m ba-ack!” Jammin’ with Jamie is returning to 89.3 WNUR FM on Satuday, February 3!

Without any further ado, let’s dive right into our first theme since our break! I can’t think of a much better way to celebrate a comeback with a cavalcade of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Rise Up Refrains”!

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Here at Jammin’ with Jamie, we jam to a lot of songs celebrating people (and other individuals) who take a stand. So I’ve decided to gather a whole group of them to create a powerful demonstration of…

What do we want?!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Misfit Melodies”!

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Thank you all so much, Jammers, for tuning in for and participating in Elliott Serrano’s and my conversation about Pee-wee’s Big Holiday to celebrate the film’s one-year anniversary! Elliott and I had a wonderful and fun conversation…

… that has been immortalized on YouTube!

If you’re a Jammin’ with Jamie Jammer, it’s safe to say that you’re anything but typical… just like me!

But bands of misfits make the best music! And we’re going to prove that once and for all by jammin’ to a mix of…

Weirdos unite!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Romantic Troubles Tunes”!

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Whether you spent Valentine’s Day with your significant other, a friend or group of friends, or just yourself, I hope the day was a great one! Here on Jammin’ with Jamie, we’re going to keep celebrating!

In the second part of this two-part theme, we’re going to delve into the many bumps on the road of love. From the hoops people jump through to impress, to love triangles, to fights of epic proportions, we’re going to be working through a lot of issues this week in our own unique Jammin’ with Jamie way, with a track list of…

We need to talk…

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Stepping Out Solo Songs”!

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Love it or loathe it, we’re heading toward Valentine’s Day. Around this time of year, there’s a huge focus on finding someone to share your life with. Most of the focus is on finding a significant other, though there’s a growing movement showing that friendships are just as important.

But we all know what it’s like when you just have to go solo. Rather than stay at home and mope about it, take advantage of it! Do something you’ve always wanted to do, go somewhere you’ve always wanted to go, try something new, meet new people, and enjoy it!

The spotlight’s ready, it’s your time, so come on out and seize your moment with a set of…

Get ready for your big solo!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Marvelous Motivational Melodies”!

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It’s about the time of year when a lot of people start giving up on their New Year’s resolutions. Whether they’re voluntarily throwing in the towel, “taking a break,” or just completely forgot that they even made a resolution, by the end of January, many people find themselves disillusioned that the New Year isn’t bringing them all that they’d hoped.

But here’s the big secret: positive change and growth don’t just happen because you changed your calendar. Goals don’t achieve themselves. You have to make them happen.

As I’ve said many times before on Jammin’ with Jamie, one way to get and stay motivated is to get a great song in your head. Whether it’s just to distract you until you’ve started and you’re on a roll, or to keep you going after you’ve made that first step, having a song to make you smile and push harder can be indispensable.

But where can you find such songs? I’m glad you asked! And even if you didn’t, here’s the answer: just jam with us on this week’s Jammin’ with Jamie, where we’ll be presenting a mix of…

And you don’t even have to leave your house!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Reflective Wrap-Up Refrains”!

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Now that the New Year has arrived, holiday season is officially over. The next major holiday isn’t for another month, and it’s a divisive one, to say the least!

Until then, we’re in this odd “in-between” time: fresh off a series of tightly-packed holidays, still in the midst of winter, and searching for something to look forward to.

But, we can still enjoy this time! If you watched any version of A Christmas Carol during holiday season, you probably heard the line about living “in the past, the present, and the future.”

So, we’re going to take this time to do just that, and jam to a round of…

“Magic mirror on the wall…”

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Seasonal Songs”!

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Two weeks ago, we jammed to a slew of sunny summer songs to ring in the season!

But with the heat of summer on full blast, it can be easy to just start complaining about the sun and humidity and forget that the warmth is only temporary. In just a couple of months, we’ll all be digging our heavy coats out of the back of the closet!

Although many people have a favorite season, each season has its perks and its drawbacks. So this week, we’re going to celebrate every season with a super set of…

‘Tis the season for jammin’!